Pen a poem about Pock

DOES Pocklington inspire you?

If so, why not put pen to paper to write a poem about the town and be in with the chance of winning £1,000.

United Press Ltd has launched its free poetry competition and is asking entrants to write a poem of up to 160 words long about their area.

A £1,000 cash prize is up for grabs for the winning poem.

A United Press spokesman said: “It can be about something or someone from the poet’s home area.

“We find that poems written from personal observation and experience are the most heartfelt and expressive, so we’re expecting some great entries from Pocklington and other towns in East Yorkshire.

“The contest is designed to encourage ordinary people to write poetry – to both express themselves and be more creative.

“Last year’s winner was from Sheffield and previous winners came from Oxford, Stafford, Rotherham and Merseyside.

“Maybe this year the £1,000 will go to a poet from Pocklington.

“Winning poems have been about a river, a tower, a local character, village life and local history.”

Entry is completely free and anyone can have a go.

Send your poem to “Local Poem”, United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB.

You can send up to three entries.